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Top Trip Ideas for Incredible Wildlife Encounters

From a safari in Kenya to the biodiversity of Costa Rica, see wildlife in its natural habitat when you book one of these TRIPS by Culture Trip.
Nick Dauk
9 Dec 2021
Seeing an animal in the wild is a memorable experience, especially if you’re spotting creatures you’ve only ever read about. Incredible wildlife encounters can be had in every corner of the world, if you know when and where to look. Get up close and personal with the wild locals of the world – and get to know other animal lovers – on these wildlife adventures from TRIPS by Culture Trip.
1 . Costa Rica for incredible biodiversity

The Monteverde Cloud Forest is a dreamy place to uncover the thousands of wild birds, animals and insects hidden throughout Costa Rica. The biodiversity is showcased stunningly around, below and above your every step. You won’t have any trouble embracing the ‘pura vida’ lifestyle as you take notes from the sloths and capuchins you spot in the jungle on this TRIPS by Culture Trip tour.

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2 . Sri Lanka for elephants and much more

There’s an indescribable reverence that comes with spotting an elephant in the wild. These large yet gentle creatures bear the sense of serenity that typifies Sri Lanka. Embark on a wildlife adventure around this land, exploring two national parks and spying herds of elephants and pods of whales, plus leopards, crocodiles and more on this twelve-day TRIPS by Culture Trip wildlife experience around Sri Lanka.

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3 . The Galápagos Islands for unique sights in remote locations

Any aspiring Attenborough needs to visit the Galápagos Islands. This extraordinary archipelago is full of remote islands inhabited only by some of the world’s most remarkable creatures. A wildlife encounter like no other, the immersive yet low-impact TRIPS by Culture Trip overland tour of the Galápagos will send you swimming with sea lions, snorkelling with penguins and sleeping among giant tortoises. Follow frigatebirds through lava fields and scuba near whitetip sharks as you discover the Galápagos natives of the sea, land and air.

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4 . Nepal for the full breadth of Himalayan wildlife

There’s a lot to the Himalayas – just ask the Bengal tigers, rhinoceros and hundreds of other species that call these mountains home. To see these dazzling creatures, you’ll need to be up for a challenging excursion through wetlands, around subtropical forests and down a white-water river. Your reward? As many photos of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds that you can snap. Seeing sloth bears and bison are just some of the memories you’ll capture on this TRIPS by Culture Trip wildlife adventure tour through the Himalayas.

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5 . Kenya for a safari like no other

On trips in Africa, there are hardly any better wildlife encounters to be had than at Maasai Mara National Reserve. Giraffes, lions, wildebeest and antelope are among the animals you may spot, especially if you’ve got your camera in hand while gliding over the Mara in a hot air balloon. Experience the Kenyan safari as intended – from ground-level and above – on this thrilling TRIPS by Culture Trip wildlife adventure.

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